| May 10, 2012
| 2:57 PM
Concerned about possible delays in state funding of high-speed rail, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told California leaders Thursday that the Legislature needs to send a signal that it is committed to the project by including money for it in the...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 9:49 AM
A strong majority of voters have turned against the project just as Gov. Jerry Brown is pressuring the Legislature to green-light the start of construction in the Central Valley later this year, a major step in the plan to connect Los Angeles and San...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 7:45 AM
With legal challenges to the California bullet train mounting, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday began circulating proposed legislation designed to significantly diminish the possibility that opponents could stop the project with an environmental lawsuit....
| Jul 12, 2012
| 8:14 AM
When the California Legislature works, this is one example of how it works well.
But one big caveat: We're talking about functional versus dysfunctional, leadership versus ineptitude — a system that is running smoothly rather than broken.
| Jun 18, 2012
| 11:52 AM
The next two weeks are expected to be busy ones in the state Capitol.
For starters, Democrats and Gov. Jerry Brown continue to haggle over the incomplete budget sent by lawmakers to the governor’s desk Friday. Brown has until June 27 to sign or...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown's request for $6 billion to start construction of the California bullet train will face a difficult vote in the Legislature in the coming days, prompting some last-minute political maneuvering that could significantly alter the...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Stripped of its redevelopment funds and faced with ever dwindling federal grants, Burbank is having to rethink its approach to affordable housing.
The city recently reserved roughly $402,000 for future affordable housing projects, bumping its total to...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 12:11 PM
Three recipients of this year’s Truman Awards presented last weekend by the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley have local ties.
The party is an umbrella organization made up of 27 area Democratic clubs, which names a top volunteer each...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 3:57 PM
Some local education officials appeared to be breathing a sigh of relief about the depth of mid-year cuts to public education funding following Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget update Tuesday, even as their counterparts in Los Angeles Unified prepare to...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 7:56 AM
The bullet train won't be on the November ballot, but it will be on many Californians' minds as they decide the fate of Gov. Jerry Brown's tax proposal.
That's what I keep hearing from e-mailers such as Fred: "Many voters will not support Jerry's tax...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 7:49 AM
After nearly two decades of debate, the decision to move ahead on the California high-speed rail project will come down to a state Senate vote this afternoon that could be decided by one or two members.
The Senate will have to accept an $8 billion...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 4:34 PM
The state Senate voted to fund California's ambitious high-speed rail project on Friday, handing a major victory to Gov. Jerry Brown and the Obama administration.
The $8-billion legislation will fund the project's first stretch, covering 130 miles from...